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Report: Marlins showing interest in Evan Gattis, Chris Davis
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

The Marlins have expressed interest in acquiring Braves catcher Evan Gattis and Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, according to the Miami Herald.

Gattis has been mentioned in trade rumors this offseason. It has also been spectulated he could move from catcher to left field.

Gattis, 28, hit .263 with 22 homers and 52 RBI last season while Davis, 28, hit .196 with 26 homers and 72 RBI. Davis was also third in the MVP race in 2013, hitting .286, 53 homers, 138 RBI.

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Report: Hyeon-jong Yang staying in Korea
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Korean pitching prospect Hyeon-jong Yang will not be heading to the United States after all, according to media reports. The Kia Tigers have rejected the winning bid for the Korea pitcher. It is unknown whether the Twins or Rangers submitted the highest bid for the 26-year-old. 

Yang has gone 62-42 with a 4.33 ERA in his eight year career in Korea.

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Brewers outright pitcher Ariel Pena to Triple-A
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

The Brewers announced pitcher Ariel Pena has been outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The move opens up a spot on the 40-man roster. Pena has yet to appear in a MLB game.

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Giants turn attention to Cruz, Scherzer after Sandoval departure
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

With the Red Sox officially signing Pablo Sandoval, the Giants have begun talks with a variety of free agents including pitcher Max Scherzer and outfielder Nelson Cruz, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Sandoval’s departure allows the Giants to focus their assets elsewhere and the Giants have also expressed interest in Nick Markakis, Torii Hunter and Chase Headley.

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Report: Reported Cubs' offer to Jon Lester is not accurate
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Sources have indicated the reported six-year, $135 million contract the Cubs offered pitcher Jon Lester is not accurate, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Along with the Cubs, the Red Sox, Giants, Braves and Cardinals have expressed serious interest in signing the left-handed pitcher, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Despite the various teams involved, Red Sox owner John Henry said he is ‘hopeful’ the Red Sox can lure Lester back to Boston, reports WEEI.com.

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Pitcher Michael Roth elects to become free agent
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

After being designated for assignment by the Angels, pitcher Michael Roth chose to become a free agent Tuesday, reports MLB.com.

In 2014, Roth made seven appearances and went 1-0 with a 8.76 ERA.

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Red Sox designate Juan Francisco for assignment
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

To make room on the roster after the signing of Hanley Ramirez, Red Sox third baseman Juan Francisco was designated for assignment Tuesday, according to the team's website.

The Red Sox recently claimed Francisco off waivers from the Blue Jays. In 2014, he hit .220 with 16 home runs and 43 RBI.

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Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish cleared to begin throwing
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

An MRI revealed Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish suffered no damage to his right elbow and has been cleared to begin his normal throwing routine. The Rangers expect Darvish to begin throwing in early December.

Darvish was placed on the DL in August with right elbow inflammation and was later shut down for the season. Before being placed on the DL, Darvish went 10-7 with a 3.06 ERA in 22 starts.

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Report: Cubs have made 'significant offer' to Jon Lester
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Cubs have made a substantial offer to free agent starting pitcher Jon Lester, according to CSNChicago.com.

"What I'm hearing is the Chicago Cubs have made a significant offer -- significant north of $135 million," David Kaplan of CSN said Tuesday during his "Kap and Haugh" radio show. Kaplan added the Cubs' offer is a six-year deal.

CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported Tuesday five clubs are seriously interested in signing the veteran left-handed pitcher. They are the Red Sox, Braves, Cubs, Giants and Cardinals. Lester is expected to make his decision sometime after Thanksgiving.

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Free agent Chris Capuano considering playing in Japan in 2015
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Free agent pitcher Chris Capuano confirmed the rumors of his interest to play in Japan during the 2015 season, reports MLB Network Radio.

“There’s a lot of truth to it,” Capuano said, per MLB Network Radio. “It piqued my interest back in 06. We’re considering it.”

In 2014, Capuano went 3-4 with a 4.28 ERA in 12 starts for the Red Sox and Yankees.

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